The Islands of Guernsey
If you think that island hopping is the preserve of Greece or the Caribbean, think again! The Channel Islands of Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney are all distinctly different and so easily reached making the Islands of Guernsey the islands of choice for a short break or longer stay.
Guernsey, the largest of the four islands (24 square miles) has amazing festivals with a tendency towards food and flowers and is acquiring something of a new image as a contemporary “lifestyle” led holiday destination. Guernsey’s relationship with the sea is celebrated on an annual basis through an excellent programme of nautical events.
From walking, cycling to exploring the island's fascinating heritage and beauty there is something for everybody.
Sandy beaches and cream teas now sit comfortably side by side with contemporary bars and restaurants. Search for the soul of Victor Hugo here - and yours
Herm is something of a chocolate box beauty. A quaint pastel painted village over looks a picturesque Harbour. With stretches of golden sandy beaches, Herm is just a mile and a half long by a mile wide and a brief twenty-minute ferry ride from Guernsey.
Here you're on foot and away from the world. Take a picnic to beautiful Shell Beach or wind down with a barbeque at the Mermaid Tavern and thank the Gulf stream for making this very place possible.
Sark was the last remaining independent feudal state in Europe and car free (as is Herm). There are great cliff top walks, deep romantic valleys and some memorable deep dark nights when the lights go out. Comprising two Islands, Big Sark and Little Sark are joined by La Coupee, a 150 yard isthmus.
Amongst its treasures you will discover a vibrant community, lush gardens, hidden valleys and secluded bays – the ultimate getaway. Walk, cycle or take a horse drawn carriage to your dreams.
On Alderney, outdoors is a way of life.
Alderney is full of bygone charm with welcoming pubs and restaurants and the perfect beaches for both relaxation and water activities.
Feel the history here in a network of historic fortifications and explore the rise and fall of the land, not to mention causeways and the famous blonde hedgehog that made the journey from the UK in a Harrods carrier bag.